Trump calls for Fox News journalist to be fired for report on war dead scandal

  • Jennifer Griffin confirmed president called dead soldiers ‘losers’
  • Defensive Trump tweets ‘Fox News is gone!’

The row over Donald Trump’s alleged remarks denigrating American soldiers has now seen the US president target one of his core areas of support as he called for a Fox News journalist who reported details of the scandal to be fired.

The Atlantic magazine published a story which described how Trump said he cancelled a visit to pay respects at an American military cemetery outside Paris in 2018 because he thought the dead soldiers were “losers” and “suckers”. Other outlets confirmed the news and detailed more incidents of Trump’s insulting attitude to American soldiers.

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